Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary

It doesn't rain a lot in Calgary, but when it does, it can pour for days on end. An excess amount of water can also threaten your home when piles of snow begin to melt. Without a properly working sump pump, this spells disaster for your home. If you have been hearing strange noises coming from your pump, notice that it's running all the time, or see visible signs of damage or rust, you should get a sump pump replacement in Calgary right away.

One call to your Calgary plumber will see that your old, worn-out pump is replaced by one that meets your home's needs. Doing so will ensure that your home's foundation is protected and that you avoid flooding in your basement. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary stands out as the preferred choice for all your plumbing needs. When it comes to your sump pump replacement service, you can rest assured that your property is in good hands. Read on to discover more.

How We Handle Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary

In the past, you have relied on your sump pump to remove excess water from the base of your home. This valuable device helps prevent flooding, wet basements, and water damage by pumping water out of the sump basin and through a discharge pipe far from your house. Depending on the size of your home, you may have a primary pump and a battery backup sump pump to ensure your house is never at risk. Whichever one needs replacement, you can count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing for efficient service and quality workmanship. 

Every service we perform starts with a thorough inspection of your system. In this case, we'll inspect your current faulty sump pump and drainage pipe to find out if a replacement is the right course of action. In some cases, a quick sump pump repair is all that's needed to get your unit back in working order, but if it's been a while since your last replacement or it has sustained serious damage, replacing it may be the better option. 

The average sump pump lasts about 10 years, and in many cases, you may only think about yours once you see flooding in your basement or notice pools of water around the edge of your home. Staying on top of proper maintenance can help prevent costly water damage, and if you are at all concerned about protecting your property and belongings, scheduling sump pump services is a smart move. 

As for sump pump replacement in Calgary, once a replacement is deemed the appropriate resolution, you should decide on the type of pump you want installed.

Types of Sump Pumps We Install

Each type of pump comes with advantages. Here are the two most popular pumps for Calgary residents.

  • Submersible Sump Pumps: These are the most common types of pumps in Calgary. Submersible pumps are easy to install, stay underwater most of the time, and don’t clog often. However, they do have shorter lifespans than pedestal pumps.
  • Pedestal Sump Pumps: With a separate motor and pump, pedestal pumps sit above and below the sump pit. The motor will sit on top of the pedestal above the pit, while the pump itself will be inside the pit. These types of pumps are noisier than submersible models.

Backup Power Options

Power outages happen for many different reasons. Whether a crane struck the power line outside of your home or extreme weather has damaged a line, accidents happen, and it's always a good idea to be protected. In the case of extreme, weather including high volumes of rain or flooding, your sump pump will be your home's greatest ally. But without electricity, it won't be able to pump the water away. Thankfully, backup pumps exist in two different formats.

  • Water-powered: The water pressure of the incoming volume will trigger the pit to empty. As the float switch is activated, water will be pushed through an ejector unit and out of the pit.
  • Battery-powered: When your pump registers no electric power, it will activate the backup battery to empty the pit.

Switch Systems

The switch is what will trigger your sump pit to empty. It can be activated by water pressure or by a float. 

  • Pressure Switch: When the pressure from high water levels builds, it will trigger the water pump to activate.
  • Float Switch: When the water level rises in the sump basin, the float switch will rise and activate the pump.

If you need assistance choosing the right type of sump pump for your home, our experienced team can help. Once you've procured the pump, call us to get your sump pump installation started.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing: The Professional Choice For Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary

Whether you need to replace sump pump parts or the entire unit, we can help. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary is the team you can trust for excellent service from start to finish. From the minute you call our friendly customer service team, you'll have a better experience than with other plumbing companies. What exactly sets us apart from the pack?

  • Exceptional Customer Service. Our customer service team is kind, respectful, knowledgeable, and helpful. During your first call, we'll answer any questions you have about our services and can help you book your sump pump replacement in Calgary, along with any additional services you require.
  • Uniformed Professionals. When our professional plumbers arrive at your home, we'll be on time, in uniform, and ready to get to work. We know your time is precious so we will always be respectful and work diligently.
  • Upfront Flat Rate Pricing. Surprise fees and hidden costs are never fun. We'll give you the price of your plumbing service before we get to work. When we're done, that's exactly what you'll pay.
  • Never an Overtime Charge. Even if your sump pump replacement or frozen pipe repair takes longer than we planned, we'll never charge you for it. Because we charge by the job, not the hour, you'll never have additional fees even if you call us on a weekend or holiday.
  • Convenient Appointment Times. No one has time to sit around and wait for a plumber to show up. We offer scheduled services and will arrive on time, but we also offer emergency plumbing services to ensure your needs are met.
  • Locally Owned & Operated. We care about Calgary and the people who live here. We want to build up our community and perform to the best of our ability to ensure the plumbing in homes and businesses is running smoothly.
  • Licensed & Insured. Knowing your property is protected, and our plumbers are properly trained will bring you total peace of mind over the quality of service we provide.
  • Workmanship & Parts Guaranteed. With warranties on our parts and workmanship, you can rest assured knowing that if something goes wrong, you'll be protected. Should you experience any issues with the work we perform, simply give us a call. We'll come back to make it right at no additional cost.

Would you like to learn more about our wide range of services, qualified team, or core values? Check out our customer reviews or get in touch with our friendly customer care agents today! 

FAQs: Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary

What are the Signs I Need a Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary?

Knowing the signs you need a sump pump replacement in Calgary can help protect your property from flooding and water damage. Be on the lookout for the following signs, then call our team right away.

  • You hear strange noises coming from your pump
  • Your pump has excessive vibration when it's running
  • You hear your pump running all the time, even when it isn't raining
  • The pump has irregular cycles or runs for a long time
  • You notice rust on the motor or pump itself
  • The unit is more than seven years old

What are the Benefits of a Sump Pump Replacement in Calgary?

It can be tempting to put off a sump pump replacement in Calgary–especially when the forecast doesn't predict much rain. Don't fall into this trap! Extreme weather and flooding can come out of nowhere, and without a properly working pump, your property is at risk. Staying on top of replacement means you will reap the following benefits:

  • Reduced indoor humidity levels
  • Reduced chance of mould and wood rot
  • Lower the chance of leaks and keep your basement dry
  • Lower chance of electrical fires in your basement
  • No basement flooding

Protect Your Home & Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing For a Sump Pump Replacement Today!

Taking care of a wide range of plumbing services for your home, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary can assist with regular maintenance, emergency plumbing repair, leaky pipes, toilet replacement, and so much more! As for sump pump repair in Calgary, with a prompt response, our dedicated team will work diligently to ensure your home is kept safe!

We offer our quality services to locals in Calgary, Rocky View County, and Tsuu T'ina. If you would like to protect your home from flood damage and its aftereffects, contact our customer service team today!

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